Why LispOS?

Chris Bitmead chrisb@Ans.Com.Au
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 23:07:28 +0000

>Now, if you
>make everything persistant, then I guess you'd have to do a full gc to
>clean things up as much as possible. I'd hate to see how long that'd
>take on a machine with a couple gig of memory.

There are already commercial databases (and have been for a long
long time come to that) that do gc over a very large data set,
and work just fine. (Gemstone is an example).